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Lorry kills couple in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : A couple was killed and their two sons were injured as a speeding lorry hit the auto-rickshaw carrying them on Bimanbandar road at Lakkatora Tea Gardens area on Monday evening.

The deceased were identified as Kaysan Islam Chowdhury, 40, and his wife Rafiya Sultana, 35, residents of Kastoghor in the city.

SM Shahdat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Airport police station, said the couple with their two sons went to visit Lakkatora Tea Gardens when an oil-laden lorry hit their auto-rickshaw from behind, leaving all of them injured.

They were rushed to Osmani Medical College Hospital but the duty doctor there declared the couple dead.

Meanwhile, police arrested the lorry driver Alauddin and sent him to jail, the OC added.

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